Master the art of global email etiquette
…Sending emails to foreign contacts just like you might to those back home may sink a partnership before it begins. Instead, successfully emailing with people in other countries is more about adjusting to their norms. …In Africa and South America, emails are often expected to include personal notes, said Tim Flood, associate professor of management and corporate communications at University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
US Art Expo Explores Muslim Life
OnIslam.com (Cairo; website)
Portraying Muslims daily life through the lens of art, students in a leading American university have inaugurated a multimedia expo about Islam, which will be running through November. “Islam is a religion that can be interpreted in so many ways and through so many different passions,” Layla Quran, a junior student at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and co-organizer of the expo at Chapel Hill, told the Daily Tar Heel. …the Islamic Exhibit has been opened in the Student Union Art Gallery at UNC to introduce Islam in a creative way.
Early Childhood Educators Hold Key to Children's Communication Skills
Science Daily (website)
Researchers at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute have completed a new examination of peer-reviewed science that reveals how early childhood educators can ignite the growth of language and communication skills in infants and toddlers.
UNC News Release:
Trudy Faulcon details P.J. Hairston's rental car use to NCAA
Trudy Faulcon, the mother of North Carolina leading scorer P.J. Hairston's close friend Miykael Faulcon, says she sat for a two-hour interview with two NCAA officials at an Atlanta hotel on Sept. 21, during which she said she witnessed Hairston driving a Chevy Camaro SS several times last spring.
State & Local
UNC Alumni to Unearth Time Capsule Friday
Inspired 25 years ago by the popular film “Back to the Future,” the class of 1988 is going back to the past on Friday. UNC alumnus Eric Chilton and his classmates are unearthing their class time capsule as part of their homecoming celebration this week.
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Duke beats UNC in college endowment performance
Triangle Business Journal (blog)
Both the Duke University and the UNC-Chapel Hill endowments outperformed national averages last year, with Duke edging out UNC for bragging rights locally. The Duke University Management Co. (DUMAC) had a 13.5 percent one-year return on its endowment for the year ended June 30. UNC Management Company, which manages the UNC-Chapel Hill and some of the N.C. State University endowments, had a one-year return of 12.1 percent for the same time period. Nationally, the average return was 11.7 percent …
Cause of UNC dorm fire under investigation UNC dorm on fire
Investigators spent Wednesday trying to figure out what caused a fire at a dorm at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that temporarily displaced 380 students. The fire started around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the attic of the northwest corner of Cobb Residence Hall, at 110 Country Club Road, and filled the building's fourth floor. There were no injuries, but parts of the 61-year-old building suffered smoke and water damage.
Issues & Trends
UNC board plans to discuss tuition plan
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
The supervisors of North Carolina's public university system are starting discussions about the likely direction for tuition costs. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors on Thursday plans to talk about a new four-year tuition plan for costs that would take effect with the 2015-16 academic year. The state universities board previously set four-year tuition plans in 2006 and 2010.
Elizabeth City State University considers a slimmer future
The Observer (Charlotte)
After a slide in enrollment, a $5 million budget cut and dozens of layoffs, Elizabeth City State University may downsize its academic portfolio, too. University leaders are considering the elimination of seven degree programs, including such basics as physics, history and political science.
UNCG sees enrollment of veterans double since 2007
News 14 Carolina—Triad
The number of veterans among UNCG's student population has doubled since 2007. The university is launching a two-month crowdfunding campaign to help cover their educational expenses.
University of Maryland launched extensive PR campaign to change impressions about Big Ten move
The Baltimore Sun
The University of Maryland anticipated most fans would initially react "emotionally and negatively" to last year's decision to join the Big Ten Conference. So the school sought to influence the debate with a plan to lobby media pundits and plant positive comments into fan message boards. Scores of documents and emails, obtained by The Baltimore Sun in response to a Public Information Act request, detail a public relations strategy that was as secret as the Big Ten negotiations themselves.
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